Leading Study Linking Hormone Therapy to Breast Cancer Deemed Flawed
New research shows landmark Million Woman Study that linked hormone replacement therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer had irregularities and may be inaccurate
(MIAMI, FL) – The results of a review on the leading study establishing a link between hormone replacement therapy are in, and they’re not good. The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health examined the famous Million Woman Study, and concluded that the methods used to draw conclusions in the study were so problematic that the results must be invalidated.
The Million Woman Study, so-called because it solicited results from questionnaires of more than one million women, made headlines in 2003 when it claimed that using estrogen hormone replacement therapy resulted in a 30% increase in the likelihood of breast cancer in comparison to women who didn’t receive hormone replacement therapy, and that estrogen-progesterone hormone therapy caused a 60% increase.
Amongst the issues raised with the study: failure to discount women who were diagnosed within the first few months of enrolling and thus had the condition developing prior to the study, and a participant bias. Women in the study were recruited from a breast cancer screening program, so they were much more likely to be looking for the condition, or to have already suspected its existence. The women in the Million Woman Study had a 40% higher occurrence of breast cancer than the general populace, regardless of whether they’d received hormone replacement therapy.
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